One significant use of night and day imagery in this play shows how instantly Romeo and Juliet fall in love with each other. Romeo first spots Juliet across a dance hall at her party and immediately says “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! / It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night / Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear” (1.5.49-52). Based on this quote, the reader can imagine how divine Juliet seems to Romeo at the first sight. According to Romeo, the power of her beauty makes the torches around the hall appear to grow dim.
After the quote – This clearly shows that….. Shakespeare uses the description….to discuss…. *- language, staging, characters Topic sentences examples – - In ‘Romeo and Julliet’, Shakespeare explores the theme of passionate love through act two scene two by…..* - The use of * enhances the depth of romeo and Juliet’s love… - The * plays a large role in making this scene powerful. Quotes – ‘I’d rather be murdered than not be able to talk to you’ This shows how Romeo was completely besotted. ‘swear not by the moon - Juliet is being logical as the moon keeps on moving. Fairest star in all of heaven – Romeo – night, The sun – Juliet is the most important thing in the universe and everything revolves around her.
However, it can be experienced at many different levels of love. In Romeo and Juliet, the moment Romeo sees Juliet, he immediately devotes himself to her. He says ‘Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight’. Shortly after Romeo meets Juliet, he immediately woos her and kisses her, forgetting entirely about Rosaline, his previous love.
Romeo climbs onto Juliet’s balcony kisses her and says, “ ‘ it is the east, and Juliet is the sun/Arise fair sun and kills the envious moon (2.ii.3-4).’ ” Romeo compares Juliet’s beauty to the sun. The moon, being the darkness, is being shunned away from Juliet, the sun. Also, when Romeo and Juliet have a conversation Romeo tells Juliet, “ ‘ more light and light, more dark and dark our woes(112-114).’ ” The meaning of this quote is that the more light Romeo and Juliet have the more evil or darkness will appear too. Romeo and Juliet fear that evil will take over their woes. Romeo finds a way to sneak back into the city to be with Juliet, this showing that he loves her
He describes her looks as he says: "O, she is rich in beauty, only poor". Romeo talks of his unattainable love to the beautiful Rosaline. He sees Rosaline as strong, for she would never be hit by cupid's arrow. This is an example of courtly love. Now think about Romeo’s “love at first sight” with Juliet, they cannot get enough of each other, weakened at each other’s disappearance.
Some of the most quoted lines from Shakespeare are from this scene "But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!" (2.2.2-3) What does it mean? Romeo, our young hero, already loves Juliet.
What light through yonder window breaks?/ It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!/ Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,/ Who is already sick and pale with grief/ That thou her maid are far more fair than she.” Act 2, Scene 3, Lines 2-5 * “Her mother is lady of the house/And a good lady, and a wise and virtuous./I nursed her daughter that you talked withal” – Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 126-128 * “My only love has sprung from my only hate!/Too early seen unknown, and known too late!/ Prodigious birth of love it is to me/That I must love a loathed enemy” Act 1, scene 5, Lines 152- 155 * “’Tis but thy name that is my enemy./Thou art thyself, though not a Montague./What’s a Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,/nor arm, nor face” Act 2, scene 2, Lines 41-44 * “Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized./Henceforth I never shall be Romeo.” Act 2, Scene 2, Lines 54-55 * “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;/Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;/Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.” Act 1, Scene 1, Lines 197-199 * “ “Yea,” quoth my husband. “Fall’st upon thy face?/Thou wilt fall
69-70 ) This made Juliet miserable over Romeo's banishment, meanwhile her parents thought her unhappiness was over Tybalt's death. Then, Juliet's parents, trying to make her happy, moved up her wedding date, only to make her even more depressed due to the fact she was already married to Romeo. All of this led up to Juliet's fake death, which caused both of their deaths. Romeo and Juliet are at fault for their own deaths. Romeo and Juliet did not have to keep their love a secret.
However he is willing to give up his every night just to visit Juliet. This may prove that his love was eternal, although, he doesn't show the audience much proof of that. When Paris is dying he asks Romeo to place him in the tomb near Juliet. 'O, I am slain! If thou be merciful, open the tomb, lay me with Juliet.'
To show that he believes that young love inevitably results into tragedy, Juliet and Romeo die. When Romeo goes to see Juliet, after being chased by helicopters, she is surrounded by hundreds of candles. Lurhmann uses this technique to engage the audience and keep true to Shakespeare’s original version of Romeo and Juliet. Lurhmann’s version of Romeo and Juliet was so successful because after hearing the prologue the stereotypical male would like to watch it because it has violence and the stereotypical female would is engaged because she knows there will be romance in the film when she hears, “A pair of star-crossed